5 Tips to Build a Daily Movement Routine

You already know there are many great reasons to exercise—from improving energy, mood, sleep, and health to reducing anxiety, stress, and depression. And detailed exercise instructions and workout plans are just a click away. But if knowing how and why to exercise was enough, we’d all be in shape. Making exercise a habit takes more—you need the right mindset and a smart approach.

Whatever your age or fitness level—even if you’ve never exercised a day in your life —there are steps you can take to make exercise less intimidating and painful and more fun and instinctive.

Why a movement routine

Whatever your age or fitness level – even if you’ve never exercised a day in your life – there are steps you can take to make exercise less intimidating and painful and more fun and instinctive.

Research shows that self-compassion increases the likelihood that you’ll succeed in any given endeavor. So, don’t beat yourself up about your body, your current fitness level, or your supposed lack of willpower. All that will do is demotivate you. Instead, look at your past mistakes and unhealthy choices as opportunities to learn and grow.

Check your expectations

You didn’t get out of shape overnight, and you’re not going to instantly transform your body either. Expecting too much, too soon only leads to frustration. Try not to be discouraged by what you can’t accomplish or how far you have to go to reach your fitness goals. Instead of obsessing over results, focus on consistency.

While the improvements in mood and energy levels may happen quickly, the physical payoff will come in time. Going for a quick walk is better than sitting on the couch; one minute of activity will help you lose more weight than no activity at all.

That said, the current recommendations for most adults is to reach at least 150 minutes of moderate activity per week. You’ll get there by exercising for 30 minutes, 5 times a week. It’s okay to break things up. Two 15-minute workouts or three 10-minute workouts can be just as effective..

How to make exercise a habit that sticks

There’s a reason so many New Year’s resolutions to get in shape crash and burn before February rolls around. And it’s not that you simply don’t have what it takes. Science shows us that there’s a right way to build habits that last. Follow these steps to make exercise one of them.

If your workout is unpleasant or makes you feel clumsy or inept, you’re unlikely to stick with it. Don’t choose activities like running or lifting weights at the gym just because you think that’s what you should do. Instead, pick activities that fit your lifestyle, abilities, and taste.

People who exercise regularly tend to do so because of the rewards it brings to their lives, such as more energy, better sleep, and a greater sense of well-being. However, these tend to be long-term rewards. When you’re starting an exercise program, it’s important to give yourself immediate rewards when you successfully complete a workout or reach a new fitness goal.

Choose something you look forward to, but don’t allow yourself to do until after exercise. It can be something as simple as having a hot bath or a favorite cup of coffee.

No matter how much you enjoy an exercise routine, you may find that you eventually lose interest in it. That’s the time to shake things up and try something new or alter the way you pursue the exercises that have worked so far.

Get inspired. Read a health and fitness magazine or visit an exercise website and get inspired with photos of people being active. Sometimes reading about and looking at images of people who are healthy and fit can motivate you to move your body.

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Youth Movement //

It's great to see younger people take an interest in traditional martial arts.
As we guide in teach them, they in turn have much to teach us.
How to engage and be engaging, listening to their needs and gudinging them to be their best as a a person and practitioner, and seeing through the eyes of unbiased perspective to remind us that there is always room to learn and improve.

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REAL TO REEL // TAAN DA PT.2

Once some sufficient, and of course consistent, drilling and practice pf Taan Da has been put to work evolve it with more energy, intention, aggression, variety, and other real variables.
Introducing a variety of unfamiliar, non drill-compliant, and unorthodox attacking lines to make your understanding and application more dynamic and powerful.

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REAL TO REEL // TAAN DA PT.1

This class' focuses on a fundamental Lin Siu Dai Da action: Taan Da.
Connecting concept, to construct, to coordination to control the action, space, and the most important threat being the opponent.

A well employed controlling action should create an unobstructed line of attack for the Da (punching or striking action) to hit the target.

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REAL TO REEL // CHANGING

This class' subject worked changing from an Outside/Fook Sau position to inside employing Huen Sau in coordination with Juen Ma, and from Inside/Taan Sau position to outside employing Bong Sau using Daan Chi/Single Hand Chi Sau as the drilling exercise.

Change occurs out of necessity when one finds themselves structurally or positionally compromised by either the training partner's, and eventually would be opponent's, control of space and position, compromise of control and structure, sideways pushing energy, and/or excessive force and strength employed by the other in response to your structural and positional maintenance. 

Eyes Up, Elbows Down.

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REAL TO REEL // CHANGING

This class' subject worked changing from an Outside/Fook Sau position to inside employing Huen Sau in coordination with Juen Ma, and from Inside/Taan Sau position to outside employing Bong Sau using Daan Chi/Single Hand Chi Sau as the drilling exercise.

Change occurs out of necessity when one finds themselves structurally or positionally compromised by either the training partner's, and eventually would be opponent's, control of space and position, compromise of control and structure, sideways pushing energy, and/or excessive force and strength employed by the other in response to your structural and positional maintenance. 

Eyes Up, Elbows Down.

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Coming from another VT/WC environment into another can be a challenging adjustment at times.
Schools and lineages have their own training methods and ideologies impressed within an individual.

But once one changes their perspective to understanding, recognizing, and applying themselves to their training one's learning curve and improvements pursue what works when provided with the tools to grow.

Garfield has only just begun to learn the Mook Yan Jong in our last 3 private sessions and has evolved from playing techniques to employing actions with purpose and understanding.

It's incredible to participate in and witness light bulb moments of realization growth in a student.

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Excited to see all the family and friends coming in to Toronto from across North America for a weekend of fistivities and festivities. 

See you all soon.

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Looking forward to be hosting a training weekend for friends and students from across North America once again
It's been a while since we've been able to come together for such a gathering.

It'll be 3 days of building skills, knowledge, and community. 
Working Forms, Footwork, Drills, Chi Sau, and Practical Fighting Applications.

Friday, April 21st will be training in the private studio by invite only.
Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd will be at Armour Heights Community Center in North York from 10am to 4pm both days.
With a big food feast on Saturday night. 

For more details and to participate email at: makecontact@s3vt.com 

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A simple concept.
A challenging mental, physical, and neurological quality to develop.

📷 Alan Lau - TEAM S3VT

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Starting the week with gratitude, appreciation, and celebration of the gifts shared.
Thank you, Sifu.

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Wishing you all a happy, healthy and prosperous Year Of The Rabbit!!

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